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Jalapeno Garlic “Pull Apart” Cheesy Bread

25 Jun

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Authors Note: So I started my Garden over a month ago, (I’m sure i’ll do a post about that soon too) and well I have an abundance of jalapenos and sometimes you can have enough salsa, so I have been adding Jalapenos to almost anything to see what else i can use it in, and really Jalapenos in anything is a good thing, but this recipe I had to share!

Pull apart bread is a yummy snack to enjoy with family and friends! All sorts of things can be added to this recipe, and if you can’t handle the spice, don’t add the jalapenos! We had a pizza night yesterday and i had left over pizza dough so weather you make your own dough or store bought dough this recipe is pretty easy to throw together. I used a bread pan to bake it in, which gave it a thick crispy side that was to DIE for.  If you don’t have a bread pan, a cookie sheet will do too. Now this is what you’ll need:

Jalapeno Garlic “Pull Apart” Cheesy Bread

  • 1 lb pizza dough, homemade or store bought, (I recommend Rhodes Bread Dough in the freezer section.)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup shredded Colby jack
  • 1-2 Jalapenos sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup melted butter (depending on how bad you wanna be) you don’t NEED it, but it does taste better with it.
  1. Preheat oven @ 350 degrees.  Mix melted butter and garlic together, use some of that butter mixture to lather up the sides and bottom of the pan.
  2. Separate the dough into two equal parts, we are going to layer dough and cheese. First the dough goes down in little pieces, this is what makes the bread easy to “pull apart” after its done baking. So pull apart the dough in little section about a 1-2 inches each. Start placing them at the bottom of the pan, don’t worry if the whole pan isn’t covered it will spread together as it bakes.
  3. Then use half of each of the cheeses and sprinkle over the dough, now throw on those jalapenos on top.
  4. Now place the rest of the dough balls in and then the rest of the cheese. Last but not least…the garlic butter! Pour it all over the dough. Bake for 20-25 minutes! Enjoy the smell of that bread in your oven! Your welcome!

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Crab Wontons

19 Feb

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Crab Wontons also known as Crab Rangoon, are one of my favorite appetizers at Chinese restaurants, and back in my home town of Sacramento, it was pretty easy to find an amazing Chinese restaurant, However out here in the country not so much! So after craving these at weeks on end. I decided to pick up some wrappers, imitations crabs and go to town! Made these super easy but delicious wontons  Now warning I made a huge batch! So I put about 3 dozen in the freezer to use later, These recipe can easily be cut in half, but if you like to plan ahead, go ahead and make a big batch and enjoy these later on without having to do more work! The recipe can make about 50-60 wontons depends on what wrappers you use. You can also bake or fry them whatever suits your diet better, the picture above shows them baked, but i did eat them both ways. 😉 Both were great, I think fried had a better crunch, but sadly i forgot to take a picture of the fried results.

Crab Wontons

16 oz Imitation Crab or Cooked Crab

16 oz Cream Cheese

2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce

1/4 cup Green Onions (optional)

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1. In a mixer add crab, soy sauce, onions, and cream cheese and mix at a the highest setting mix for like 30 seconds. The imitation crab will start to shred into the cream cheese and have a better consistency. (You can always do this by hand, However I would advise letting the cream cheese sit out to let it soften before. )

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2.Start to fill your wontons! Have a small bowl of water on the side to easily dip your finger tips in to pinch the fold together. Fill about a tablespoon or so into the wonton square and fold into a triangle, now you can keep it like these, or get fancy and take the ends and pinch those together to make a pretty “ravioli” like shape. See picture for example. Continue this until you have used all your wrappers, if you have any left over you can always it keep it in your fridge and eat it later as a snack with crackers.

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3 .Fry these suckas (or bake them*)! Heat oil in medium pan until it reaches about 325 degrees, They only take a few minutes to get golden brown, rest on paper towels to soak up excess oil, and enjoy!*Bake in Oven! Preheat oven at 425 degrees, On a sheetpan, lay our foil, spray with nonstick spray and place wontons on the sheet, then lightly spray the wontons with spray as well, helps them crisp up. Bake for about 8-11 minutes. I dipped mine in a combination with soy sauce, sriracha (of course), and soy vay teriyaki sauce. So good!